Simon Patterson


Simon Patterson has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2024. Mr. Patterson is a Managing Director at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm, which he joined in 2005. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Patterson was a member of the founding management team of Global Freight Exchange Limited, a logistics software company acquired by Descartes Systems Group, and worked in various management roles at the Financial Times, a leading news organization. Mr. Patterson serves on the board of directors of several private companies and is a Trustee and Vice Chairman of The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales and a member of Mark Carney’s Panel of Senior Advisors at Chatham House. Previously, Mr. Patterson served on the board of directors of various public companies, including Dell Technologies Inc., a leading technology company, from October 2013 to September 2023, and Tesco plc, a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, from April 2016 to June 2022, where he was a member of its audit committee. He also served as a Trustee of the Natural History Museum in London. Mr. Patterson holds an M.A. from King's College, Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and received the Alexander Robichek Award for Finance. We believe Mr. Patterson is qualified to serve on the Board because he has significant financial and management expertise and extensive experience in operating, advising and investing in technology and technology-enabled companies.

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